Permanent Tattoo Eyeliner

Get ready for an effortlessly glam look with permanent tattoo eyeliner from Arden Gate Studio!

“Courtney is amazing! It’s crazy how much detail she can tattoo is such a short period of time, I’m in love with my eyeshadow eyeliner!”
– Jordan

Expertly Designed Permanent Eyeliner Services

Make Your Beauty Routine Easier

In 2018, Arden Gate Studio’s Courtney Durham traveled to study with one of the best eyeliner trainers in the world, famed Russian cosmetic tattoo artist Kristina Melnicenco. Courtney has since become one of her proteges and was invited to demonstrate her eyeliner skills at an international conference. She is one of the most sought-after eyeliner artists in the USA and offers 5 types of eyeliner

A close up shot of Courtney's permanent cosmetic eyeliner services

$450-575 | $200 6-8 Week Touchup


With 5 different types of eyeliner offered, there is a service to suit every individual client’s unique features and style.

Lash enhancement eyeliner $450

Subtle and fills in the base of the eyelashes so they don’t look sparse.

Classic eyeliner $525

A liquid liner-style tattoo and can be a wing or a wedge.

Eyeshadow eyeliner $525

Looks more like a smokey eye. It can be soft or more dramatic. Adding color to the shadow is an additional charge ($50).

Designer combination liner $575

A fusion of both classic and eyeshadow.

Lower liner $200

Available as a service on its own or as an add-on.

Prepare for your appointment

Eyeliner Pre-Care

For all permanent makeup clients, please stay well-hydrated prior to the appointment! This is very important bc hydration will affect the skin’s ability to accept ink more than anything.

The following list contains helpful do’s and do not’s in the days and weeks prior to your service.

  • Avoid heavy makeup and eye creams in the week leading up to the tattoo
  • Remove lash extensions (non-negotiable as it creates a very high risk for corneal abrasions)
  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners)
  • Do not drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your tattoo
  • Do not consume caffeine before your procedure
  • Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)
Up close shot of eyeliner permanent cosmetic procedure

Transform Your Look With Arden Gate Studio

Award-winning cosmetic tattoo artist Courtney Durham, the top-rated individual artist in the Pacific Northwest, will work closely with you to develop a tailored service that will give you an effortless and beautiful look. You won’t regret it!

What to Expect

Frequently Asked Questions

What to Expect During your Eyeliner Service

When you first arrive at the shop, you will have a sheet of paperwork to fill out. Once that is finished, Courtney will ask if you have any inspirational photos (preferably from the Arden Gate Studio Instagram). Pictures will then be taken, followed by a very thorough sanitizing and pre-draw (no pre-draw needed for lash enhancement eyeliner), followed by numbing for 20 minutes.

Then the tattoo portion begins. She lightly traces the approved drawn shape with the needle and ink, adding a tiny bit of anesthetic as she goes, then does a quick, gentle full pass to check the comfort level of the client. If the client is comfortable, she tattoos more but if there’s some pokiness, more anesthetic is added.

The actual tattoo portion for lash enhancement eyeliner is typically 15-25 minutes. Classic eyeliner and eyeshadow eyeliner usually take 45-60 minutes and lower liner typically takes 8-12 minutes.

Once the tattoo is finished, she will go over aftercare directions (a link to the aftercare will be provided) and take pictures. A 6-8 week eyeliner touchup needs to be booked, where any patchiness, shape or color issues can be addressed.

What to Expect During the Healing Process
Eyeliner is the easiest of the services to heal. You will be mild-moderately swollen afterwards and may wish to have somebody drive you. Ice the area as desired to reduce swelling. There are not many visual changes eyeliner goes through in the healing process except it may get lighter for a short time.

Day 1) Eyelids are red, sensitive, swollen and possibly lopsided due to uneven swelling.

Day 2-5) swelling may be present but diminishing. Tattooed area will get dry and may flake.

Day 10) Eyeliner is lighter than when initially done. Will be charcoal in colour.

Day 30) Eyeliner has darkened up and is now black.


Day 1) Wash your eyes at night using mild soap and warm water.

Day 2) Wash your eyes in the morning using mild soap and water.

After you’ve washed the lymph away the second time you just leave them alone.

An aftercare stick will be provided for any eyeliner besides lash enhancement and can be applied if the tattoo feels especially tight, dry, or itchy.

Things to Avoid
  • Eye makeup and Mascara for 10 days
  • Do not rub your eyes
  • Eyedrops (unless medically prescribed)
  • Wearing contacts for 3 days post
  • Lash growth serums in the 30 days (at LEAST) surrounding your appointment.
  • Hot showers, saunas, or hot tubs
  • Heavy sweating

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